28:1 blessed him. At this point, Isaac repeated and expanded his blessing to Jacob, indicating his full realization that God’s will had been accomplished.
28:1 daughters of Canaan. Jacob was probably seventy-five years old, and Isaac had been inexcusably negligent in not attempting long before this (as Abraham had done for him) to find suitable wives among his home countrymen for his sons. Esau’s bigamous marriage to two Hittite women had been one tragic consequence of his negligence.